Soap Opera Ratings: 'Young and the Restless', 'General Hospital' and 'Days of our Lives' Up in Total Viewers From Last Week

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August 2nd, 2013

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July 22-26, 2013

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,748,000 (+195,000/+419,000)
2. B&B 3,595,000 (-1,000/+546,000)
3. DAYS 2,562,000 (+146,000/+81,000)
4. GH 2,539,000 (+22,000/+107,000)

1. Y&R 3.4/11 (+.1/+.2)
2. B&B 2.6/8 (same/+.4)
3. DAYS 1.9/6 (+.1/+.1)
3. GH 1.9/6 (same/+.1)


Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 831,000 (-10,000/-43,000)
2. B&B 661,000 (-1,000/+15,000)
3. GH 613,000 (-4,000/+62,000)
4. DAYS 587,000 (+98,000/+47,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/9 (same/-.1)
2. B&B 1.0/7 (same/same)
2. GH 1.0/6 (same/+.1)
4. DAYS 0.9/6 (+.1/+.1)




Source: Soap Opera Network


Y&R = The Young & The Restless, B&B = The Bold and The Beautiful, GH = General Hospital, DAYS = Days of Our Lives.

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Keanon

    I used to love Y&R but the past few years have been dreadful. I’ve tried watching off and on this past year but it’s the same old song and dance. To many new faces and to many recycled storylines. The Mikey/Lauren/Carmine cheating scandal was a bit interesting until the stupidity of Kevin letting Michael go free to beat up Carmine. Lauren has bested Sheila, how many times? And she felt like she was no match for Carmine? This storyline was a perfect chance to give viewers so flashback’s to different Lauren vs. Sheila storylines and then have Lauren fight back in a really creative way and secure her own freedom. Haven’t watched GH on a stead basis in years but I’m enjoying it right now. That scene between Sonny and Carly fighting over Morgan’s engagement was thrilling. Love Maura W. as Ava! Hopefully the will give us less of the kiddie storylines, Maxie, and Sam and more of the veterans. I have negative zero interest in Maxie or Sam and their drama. Ugh. I’ve never ever cared one single bit about Sam. Dry as toasted and always the same monotone voice no matter what. Love the actress but the material they give her stinks. The gay characters on GH need more development as well, its starting to border on homophobic and offensive.

  • Keanon

    Does anyone else feel that the Liam/Hope/Steffy storyline is the most misogynistic sexist storyline ever. Here is a guy (Liam) whose own father encouraged him to pursue/sleep with Steffy after he himself had done so and is also one of the worst, most sexist characters ever. Bill is just the worst! Sorry but its true. I hope they don’t plan on having Bill and what’s her name get back together (although that’s hope it looks *rolls eyes). Why would Hope want Liam so badly after he married her and then soon after left her to marry Steffy who he got pregnant! I know its a soap but C’MON!!! Then he’s all wishy washy on what to do even when he was with Steffy during the beginning of their relationship. Ugh. B&B has really become sexism/misogyny personified the past year or so.

  • Marissa

    Great to see Lucy back on GH this week! The resurrection of the Jerome crime family should be interesting.

  • diana

    so true, Hannah, for instance, for me on DAYS, true love is Jack&Jennifer, Sami&Lucas, NOT Danifer or Ejami. On GH, I am appalled at the way Felicia was whitewashed so Frisco could be thrown under the bus. They were an amazing couple back in the day. Never liked Anna&Duke much either, so unless Robert Scorpio wakes up from his coma, I probably won’t be back (fyi, ratings are always higher when Tristan Rogers is around)

  • joshua

    Sean say what you want and who cares what these people say. If you like general hospital scream it from the roof top. I hate general hospital but respect it as a mess it is.

  • Mike

    Wow what kind of person is Ron C. and for all the posturing from fans about staying positive etc. where is the outrage at this man.

    It is bad enough that he attacks fans on Twitter but now he is attacking the producer of One Life To Live. He had done it once before and now trying to rile up fans on Twitter in a battle over the OLTL stars again.

    Does he realize this is not good for either show or the soap opera genre as a whole.

    I just have no respect for this man at all.

    And I am so sick and tired of this battle between ABC and Prospect Park and the die hard fans of both who just keep it going.

  • jp

    I think GH is on an uprise again. It’s starting to move in the right direction. I love the addition of Maura West.
    I also wanted to give kudos to One Life To Live. I know OLTL started off slow, but I think they have turned it around and the actors are nailing some great scenes. I am so thrilled for us longtime fans to have OLTL and AMC back to life. I know some are not happy with this season finale, but it’s a new medium. Let’s be thankful we have them back.

  • robert sprague

    g h was good on Friday thanks to all the vets love tracy and connie teaming up holly and luke in one of there scemes again love it don’t be stupid gh keep emma samms on gh as long as you can she is allways a bight spot on the shoe so talented duke and anna Friday thumbs up lucy and kevin just agood show Julian is sams dad which meens sam and lucas are brother and sister at least step because Julian had lucas with cherl tiffanys sister. that means lucas could be a match for Danny bring bobbi and lucas home now we the fans want it. hope anna brings ava down , this is gh are vets at work we don’t wont to be over powered by newbies . more vets pls frank and ron keep are beloved holly on the show .no more Patrick and Sabrina bring robin home and send them off all ready no more felix tj sean Sabrina thank god lulu hasn’t been on the new on just doent fit send her and dante away also and where is heather bring her on pronto.less franco more luke laura heather tracy monica lucy holly Felicia anna duke Robert mac micheal sam alexis.nielsens go up abc and frank and ron when are vets are on .

  • jonboyelk

    RC is a drama Queen….literally. FV and ABC should really reign him in a bit.

  • jonboyelk

    I know I’m gonna get gang banged here, and I’m not thrilled with GH lately either, but I’ve gotta say it. I don’t understand the intolerance of Seans enthusiasm for his show. If he wants to shout it from the rooftops—or not—why does it annoy some other posters? He’s not hurting or attacking anyone. WTF?

  • Mike


    I don’t think it is his cheerleading — it is the fact that when the ratings are down Sean can’t be seen around here anywhere. Then he pops in when ratings are up.

    It is the fair weather fan thing that bothers people.

    It’s like I say with Alabama in football right now. They have gained all these big time fans who were never seen or heard from until Alabama started winning again.

    My only problem with Sean is with being fair weathered back in April when GH finally hit #2 in the 18-49 for the first time — he came in with his cheerleading and made the proclamation that the rest of the shows had better look out because now that GH was #2 there they would never see it again.

    Then GH dropped down the next week and Sean wasn’t seen for weeks again.

  • Taylore

    This is one of the more healthier weeks I’ve seen around this time of the summer in a long time this is normally when soaps are close to reaching new lows or whatever and I haven’t new low in a long time so this year has been great for the soaps.

    The most impressive stat is B&B up 500,000 compared to last year that is insane and they’ve been without Jacqui Mac for a while but got Darin Brooks who came from DAYS.

    Speaking of DAYS very good for them they’ve been the best quality soap for a while now and they just keep getting better but I am worried with the key characters they keep losing every year.

    GH is off and on but clearly has gotten better and the numbers are up from where they were back in June and for Y&R still a beast as they have built on 419,000 viewers. Y&R has gotten back to basics the soap is very good right now.

    For AMC and OLTL, their scheduling is crazy at best. They needed to cut the extra rerun hour out. What OWN should do is move that extra rerun hour to late at night. By being on cable AMC and OLTL should also be airing around 6pm or 7pm they don’t have to air in daytime. I really wish AMC and OLTL were on a bigger network, OWN is too small for them right now but the positive is that their numbers went up last week for the new episodes.

  • Mike

    Now you have various people on Facebook, Twitter, etc. complaining about the new AMC/OLTL schedule.

    In many parts of the country they now only air opposite Days and GH. And those people cannot DVR all the shows at the same time.

  • corey allen

    great gh Friday no Patrick Sabrina britt felix or franco just the talented vets like lucy alexis anna duke holly luke tracy

  • corey allen

    gh bring bobbi home for good and lucas now that Julian Jerome is sams father that means lucas is sams half brother like one of the other post wrote Robert said it.the show is so much better with the vets the talent shine threw and the show drag with the newbies so I just shut it off. hate franco he has to go along with felix tj britt Sabrina sean all awaste of air time also not missing lulu sorry but this new actress isn’t doing it. give us more Felicia laura and allthe othervets what happen to heather and use more of Lesley love her .love chad duell as micheal the boy can act give him agood story he was amazing in the rape storyline .

  • JayTN

    Mike…the main thing about OWN is that it is a cable network and most cable networks can air the same episode of a series numerous times throughout the week. With a cable network, I kind of have the mentality that if I forget to DVR a new episode when it first airs or forget to watch it live, I have many more chances to watch/DVR it. OWN kind of did that with AMC and OLTL during their first three weeks. On Fridays, you could catch all four of the episodes shown Monday thru Thursday in one sitting for both soaps. Now, if you forget to DVR it or watch it, you have no opportunity – at least right now – to catch up.

    Multiple airings on cable networks can even be a sign of whether or not a series is doing good in the ratings. MTV, for example, tends not to repeat shows that aren’t doing well (a recent example was the canceled comedy “Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous”, which if you didn’t watch it the first time it aired, you missed it). TVLand, meanwhile, seemed to show repeat episodes of the latest “Hot in Cleveland” episode two or three times a day. It does seem to me that some of these cable networks are cutting back on the number of multiple airings…perhaps they have realized that the constant re-airings can hurt the original airings.

  • Heather

    I must say that I also don’t get the whole Sean bashing. So what that he wants to cheer GH when the ratings are up and remain silent when the ratings are down. That’s his right and he owes no explanation to anyone about it.

    Do I agree with Sean’s post? Absolutely not. But if he wants to post only when GH’s ratings are up, then let him do it. That’s his choice and he’s not doing anything wrong here.

    At the end of the day, Sean’s post (like the rest of the posts here, including mine) is meaningless to ABC and its decision to keep or cancel GH.

  • Deshawn

    I’m so glad gh went up and now Sean donelys returning its going to really burn all they need is Tiffany and bring back Olivia Jerome go gh loving you

  • Joe S

    I agree with some of the others if Sean wants to be happy for GH then so be it. As long as he doesn’t personally attack others I have no issue with it.

    I don’t much care for the term hater or the use of it but his choice to use it. We all come here to have discussion and post opinon. If he stays away from personal attacks no issue with that.

    I tuned into GH for a couple days at the end of last week. I have to agree Maura West is a great addition and the Jerome crime family return should be interesting. The show was definitely better with less Roger Howarth. Sadly who knows how long that will last.

    Days seems like a whole new show to me seems like most of the vets are gone.

  • Mike

    I keep reading that fans are happy about the Jerome family coming back and it confuses me.

    When I was watching GH all I heard was get rid of the mob. It was the big cry but now fans are happy about the mob returning.

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